Conclusions The Future: Relations between the EU and MERCOSUR

Part of the International Handbooks on Economic Integration book series (IHEI, volume 1)


Rightly or wrongly, the countries of MERCOSUR have seen the European Union (EU) as their example or model. In turn, the EU has, from its earliest days, encouraged the integration process among these countries. In fact, probably unknown to many experts, the EU, using a financial grant from the European Parliament (which has been recently renewed), has, for some years now, been training MERCOSUR administrators.


European Union Monetary Policy Free Trade Integration Process Free Trade Agreement 
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    Jose Frederico Alvarez and Alexandre A. Tombini, “The Road Towards Hemispheric Integration: the FTAA Initiative,” Brazil File, June 1997, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of St. ThomasMinneapolisUSA

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